Caption

1 year after blaze, fire breaks out under same train trestle

Early Friday, under the same train trestle where a fire broke out one year ago, flames shot into the air and sent plumes of smoke over Buckhead.

The blaze off Cheshire Bridge Road and Wellbourne Drive did not impact traffic and was quickly contained, according to Channel 2 Action News.

A CSX crew is working to change out two concrete spans on the bridge and they expect to have the repair complete by midnight, CSX spokeswoman Laura Phelps said.

In the meantime, “we are routing trains around this,” Phelps said. 

A CSX employee and Atlanta fire Capt. Eric Banaszek took measurements of the bridge after the blaze. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey killed by ex-boyfriend, po
  2. 2 Mayor Bottoms unveils new terms for downtown's Gulch deal
  3. 3 Mega Millions: How much money will you actually get if you win?

While no one was injured in the fire, the incident concerned Patti Gouvas, who grew up in the area and still lives there. She said she is worried about the neighborhood going up in flames. 

“I’m extremely frustrated,” she told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

On April 13, 2017 — two weeks after the I-85 fire and bridge collapse — there was a blaze under the same train trestle near Cheshire Bridge Road and Buford Highway. 

RELATED: Trains moving again after railroad bridge fire

CSX bridge inspectors and engineering experts found no structural damage. Authorities have not said how that fire and Friday’s blaze started.

In other news:

Parents took matters into their own hands against speeders in their neighborhood.

More from AJC